Iona and Sandie live in Ayrshire. They plan their trip to Scots Scuil and discuss what to pack and what to expect at the Scuil. They give their opinion on the importance of the Scots language and being bilingual. Sandie talks Scots with her grandparents and Iona with her mum. Their families give their opinions about speaking Scots and how they encourage and support it. Their headteacher also discusses how she supports Scots at school.

This clip is from:
Scots Scuil
First broadcast:
24 January 2012

This clip can be used to start a discussion on whether the way we speak can influence what people think about us. Check children can identify both sides of the argument and correct any misconceptions. "Why is language important? Is it important for people to understand what we say and mean? Have you ever been misunderstood because of the way you speak?" This could be developed into a piece of persuasive writing which considers why speaks Scots is a good thing.